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TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring LOREN BARRIGAR

Posted on July 17, 2018 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

                                                                       Loren Barrigar 




TUNES BY THE TRACKS is full steam ahead for a Wednesday, July 25 arrival at Clifton Springs library.
Your wholly wholesome hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins, are super pleased and over excited to welcome back a huge Tracker favorite as Feature...the gittar kid from Elbridge:




~ LOREN BARRIGAR ~



Loren Barrigar, https://www.facebook.com/loren.barrigar" target="_blank">http//www.facebook.com/loren.barrigar
We met Loren a few years back, as half of the International Guitar Duo, with Mark Mazengarb, and it was love at first listen. As us Trackers got to know Loren, right up close and personal...we marveled as he conjured effortless magic from his guitar, and his warm, engaging personality, made us like him even more.
Loren is a master guitarist, who precociously played "Yakety Axe" on stage at the Ryman Auditorium with the immortal Chet Atkins, when he was only 6 years old...Loren, not Chet.
Like the fine tone wood instruments he plays, Loren only improves with time. If you haven't seen Loren as a solo yet, yer in for a special treat.



~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~ 


This exciting portion of the evening, defies explanation. An eclectic collection of intrepids steps boldly into the limelight, to stupify us Trackers with music that dazzles, amuses, beguiles, and mystifies.
Wanna try...??  Easy peasy...just buttonhole Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi), and yer career as a Mystery Picker is launched.

 



TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring BILL DESTLER and REBECCA JOHNSON

Posted on June 28, 2018 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (3)

                              Rebecca Johnson                                                  Bill Destler




TUNES BY THE TRACKS is full steam for a Wednesday, July 11 arrival, at the Clifton Springs library.
Your holistically helpful hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are  delighted to welcome two great friends as Feature:



~ BILL DESTLER and REBECCA JOHNSON ~


Bill Destler, https://www.facebook.com/bill.destler" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/bill.destler, is a consummate folkie. He's been singing and playing traditional and original songs since The Kingston Trio and the Weavers roamed the earth. A classy guitar, banjo, and mandolin player, Bill has recorded for Folk Legacy (as part of the Sharon Mountain Harmony ensemble) and Swallowtail records and has two recent CD’s. He has performed at folk music clubs, festivals, colleges, and coffeehouses all over the U.S. Bill is a traditional song-finder, and many of his songs are performed exclusively by him. Several of his original songs, like Tracker favorite “Would You Have Time”, have been recorded by other artists, and his recent composition, “Alternative Facts” has been downloaded more than 5,000 times on YouTube. 
Bill will be joined for our show, by his wife, Rebecca Johnson.
I predicts a wonderful evening.




~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~


The gang that keeps on giving...round and round they goes, and where they stops...nobody nose.

Yer invited to join these steadfast stalwarts...just let Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi) yer interested, and there ye'll be...singing yer favorite song, for a roomful of folk fans.

 



  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring BILL DESTLER and REBECCA JOHNSON
  • Clifton Springs library, https://cliftonspringslibrary.com/" target="_blank">http://cliftonspringslibrary.com/ 
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, July 11
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)





TUNES BY THE TRACKS, ANNUAL LIBRARY BENEFIT

Posted on May 28, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)



TUNES BY THE TRACKS is inbound with a smorgasbord of Feature artists.
Your habitually happy hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins, are very grateful and proud, to present a banquet of Features:


~ ANNUAL LIBRARY BENEFIT ~

JOE DADY
DAVID NORTH
BILL THOMAS
VAL FOWLER & GREG FRANKLIN
DAVID IANNI
JED CURRAN


All of these wonderfully talented musicians, have graciously donated their times and talents to give us a spectacularly eclectic evening of music. 
Each 15 minute set will be unique, with songs that are likely to run the gamut from traditional American folk, to songs of Ireland, England, Canada, and Tomfoolistan.
I fully anticipate, a dash of original songs will be added to the mix for seasoning.
All proceeds from this show go to Clifton Springs library. It's our small way thank them for their generous, ongoing support of TUNES BY THE TRACKS.  

We hope a whole passel of you Trackers will join us to make this another great library benefit concert.

  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, ANNUAL LIBRARY BENEFIT CONCERT
  • Clifton Springs library, https://www.facebook.com/cliftonspringslibrary/" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/cliftonspringslibrary
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, June 6
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($5.00 donation suggested for Clifton Springs library)


TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring ANNE HILLS

Posted on May 6, 2018 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Anne Hills 




TUNES BY THE TRACKS is inbound for a Wed, May 16th ETA, at the library, with a very special passenger on board.
Your congenitally convivial hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins, are most thrilled and pleased to welcome back our good friend as Feature:




~ ANNE HILLS ~




Anne Hills, http://www.annehills.com/, has been described by so many, with so many superlatives, that it's hard to choose a favorite, but I gotta go with ole Tom Paxton...here's what Tom sez about Anne:

“Anne Hills is such an exquisite singer that it’s understandable that people might be swept up in the pure beauty of her voice and thereby overlook her writing. That would be a mistake. For me, Anne’s writing, in songs like ‘Follow That Road’ and many others, is as direct, melodic and deep as any work being done today. She is quite simply one of my absolute favorite songwriters.”
Tom Paxton

Anne is a consummate artist...she's a goose bumpy singer, an evocative poetic songwriter, a beautiful person, and a very good friend.  We're indeed fortunate to have her return as a Feature, and we hope a whole passel of you Trackers will be at her show.



~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~


Of course, the second half of the evening will be festooned with those who dare...the folks who step into the limelight, and perform their favorite song for us.
It's the talk of the town, so if you wanna give it a go, just axe Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me)...and zippety doo dah...yer on the roster.




  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring ANNE HILLS
  • Clifton Springs library, https://www.facebook.com/cliftonspringslibrary/" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/cliftonspringslibrary/
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, May 16
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Free ($10.00 donation suggested for touring pros)

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring GERRY TIMLIN

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

                                                                                                   Gerry Timlin




TUNES BY THE TRACKS is racing up the line, for a May 2nd arrival at Clifton Springs library.
Your wholly wholesome hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are thrilled and pleased to welcome a brannie new Feature:



~ GERRY TIMLIN ~


is a great favorite in the USA and Canada. He's a Delaware-based singer. who has enjoyed success all over the world. Born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, Gerry developed an early interest in traditional Irish music and in folk music. From the time he was a wee bairn, Gerry displayed a musical talent, winning several singing competitions in Northern Ireland when he was still in his teens. He moved to the USA in the early seventies, and has been delighting audiences with his smooth baritone voice and his irreverent humor ever since. in 2014, he was honored to perform with his singing partner, Tom Kane, at the Congressional Friends of Ireland Luncheon on Capital Hill for The President, Vice President, Speaker of the House, Prime Minister of Ireland, members of Congress.

Us Trackers will be meeting Gerry for the first time next Wednesday, and it's surely destined to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.



~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~ 

Of course, the second half of the evening will include the celebrated Mystery Pickers performing with passion and aplomb...(I think Passion & Aplomb may be a CPA firm down to the suthren tier)
If you would like to take a turn as a Mystery Picker...just axe Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me), and kazingo...yer in.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring GERRY TIMLIN
  • Clifton Spring library, https://www.facebook.com/cliftonspringslibrary/" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/cliftonspringslibrary/
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, May 2
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($10.00 donation suggested for touring Feature and refreshments)



TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring TAYLOR PIE

Posted on April 9, 2018 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)
                                                                                                  T                                                                                 Taylor Pie 





TUNES BY THE TRACKS is wending its way to Clifton Springs, for a Wednesday, April 18th ETA.

Your hagiographic hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are delighted to welcome back a great friend, magificent artist, and a genuine folk icon as Feature:



~ TAYLOR PIE ~



Taylor Pie, http://www.taylorpie.com/ is so warm and open, that it feels like a family reunion, when Pie comes Feature at TUNES BY THE TRACKS.
Her extraordinary talents as a poet, songwriter, and performing artist will once again, be on full display at the library. Pie's deep and immediate connection with the audience is palpable, and that's the hallmark of a gifted artist doing what she loves.

Be sure to click on the Link, and check Pie's website...she has been a busy lady during the last year or so, and we can catch up some.



~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~

The legendary Mystery Pickers will continue to add something indescribable to the second half of the evening.
If the past is prologue, Pie might turn some of the antics into an impromptu Songswarm...so be reddy...
Wanna give it a go...??  Just axe Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me), and will insert you into the rota.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring TAYLOR PIE
  • Clifton Springs library, https://www.facebook.com/cliftonspringslibrary/" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/cliftonspringslibrary/
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, April 18
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($10.00 suggested donation for Feature and refreshments)

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring PEPPER & SASSAFRAS

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

                                                                           Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers                                              Wendy Sassafras Ramsay




TUNES BY THE TRACKS is on track to arrive at Clifton Springs library, on Wednesday, April 4th.
Your habitually harried hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins welcome back our abundantly talented pals as Feature:



~ PEPPER & SASSAFRAS ~



Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers and Wendy Ramsay, https://jeffreypepperrodgers.com/pepper-sassafras-duo/" target="_blank">http://jeffreypepperrodgers.com/pepper-sassafras-duo/

The delicious duo continues to rack up awards and accolades, for their songwriting and musical performances wherever their perigrinations take them, so we anticipate another spectacular show from PEPPER & SASSAFRAS.

Just to remind us Trackers of some local luster...Pepper and Sassafras, with songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Wendy Ramsay, was the New Voices winner at the Turtle Hill Folk Festival and finalist for the Best Duo Award at FreshGrass.


~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~
Of course, the second half of the evening will be festooned with these emissaries of entertainment, whose presentation of original material, or interpretation of famous old songs is always something to behold.  
An intrepid soul who wants to perform a favorite song, is encouraged to axe Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me), and you too, will become a MYSTERY PICKER.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring PEPPER & SASSAFRAS
  • Clifton Springs library, https://cliftonspringslibrary.com/" target="_blank">http://cliftonspringslibrary.com/
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs NY 14432
  • Wed, April 4
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($5.00 donaton suggested for Feature and refreshments)

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring DADY BROTHERS

Posted on March 21, 2018 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)
                                                                       John Dady                                                                                                Joe Dady

                                                   John Dady                                                          Joe Dady




TUNES BY THE TRACKS, is inbound for a special show at the Victor Farmington library.  We're on schedule for a Thursday, March 29th arrival.
Your happily hustling hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are thrilled to bring back TBTT Stars and Tracker favorites:




~ DADY BROTHERS ~



Many of our Trackers were bereft when the weather made them miss the Dady Brothers last month.
Joe and John Dady were wonderful, but we got mugged by the big snowstorm for their Clifton Springs show on Feb 7th, and lot's of our regular Trackers missed out.
Fortuitously, our pal Tim Niver, director of the Victor Farmington library extended an invitation that perked us Trackers right up.

The Dady boys are gonna do a make-up Feature at Victor Farmington library on Thursday, Mar 29th...and this time, spring is in zee air...!!



~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~ 
 
Not to worry...them plucky and resilient Mystery Pickers travel well, and after the Dady set, they'll strut their stuff.
If yer wanting to play yer favorite song for a rapt, attentive, and supportive audience...just axe Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me), and we'll add you to the list of Myster Picker luminaries.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring DADY BROTHERS
  • Thursday, March 29
  • Victor Farmington library, http://www.victorfarmingtonlibrary.org/
  • 15 W. Main St, Victor, NY 
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($10.00 donation suggested for Feature)
 

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring DADY BROTHERS

Posted on March 21, 2018 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

                  John Dady                                                   Joe Dady



TUNES BY THE TRACKS, is inbound for Victor Farmington library for a Thursday, March 29th arrival.
Your hustling hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are thrilled to bring back TBTT Stars and Tracker favorites:



~ DADY BROTHERS ~


Many of our Trackers were bereft when the weather made them miss the Dady Brothers last month.
Joe and John Dady got mugged by the big snowstorm for their Clifton Springs show on Feb 7th...but luckily, our pal Tim Niver extended an invitation that perked us all right up.

The Dady boys are gonna do a make-up Feature at Victor Farmington library on Thursday, Mar 29th...and this time, spring is in zee air...!!

~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~ 
 
Not to worry...them plucky and resilient Mystery Pickers travel well, and after the Dady set, they'll strut their stuff.
If yer wanting to play yer favorite song for a rapt, attentive, and supportive audience...just axe Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me), and we'll add you to the list of Myster Picker luminaries.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring DADY BROTHERS
  • Thursday, March 29
  • Victor Farmington library, http://www.victorfarmingtonlibrary.org/
  • 15 W. Main St, Victor, NY 
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($10.00 donation suggested for Feature)
 

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring KIT FALLON

Posted on March 12, 2018 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (1)


                                              Kit Fallon



TUNES BY THE TRACKS is high wide and handsome, for a Wednesday, March 21st arrival at Clifton Springs.
Your hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins, are very pleased to welcome back an old friend as Feature:



~ KIT FALLON & Friends ~



Kit Fallon has been part of the regional trad community for over 40 years, primarily as a performing fiddler, mandolinist, for Miller's Wheel, the Wastrels, Heartland Tours with the Dady Bros, and as a side musician with many other bands too fierce to mention.
In her spare thyme, Kit is also a fiddle teacher.
At Tunes by the Tracks she will be sharing Old-Time, Novelty, Celtic, Quebecois, and country swing fiddle tunes accompanied by Jess Youngquest (Miller's Wheel, Los Finsteros...) and other members of the continuing cast. 
Kit's roots also go deep into the songs of Ireland, Scotland and Appalachia and she loves to share sing-alongs of familiar and not-so-well-known tunes (anybody out there know “The Toe of Me Mallard,” or “Sam's Gone Away Aboard a Man-o-War?”;). There will be hand-outs to help out with the more peculiar songs.
Heads up Trackers...be prepared to take away some new and fun memories.



~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~



Yes, indeedy...audience members have frequently been at a loss for words, after being exposed to the musical magnificence of the bold artists, who step from the comfortable anonymity of the bleachers, into the glaring spotlight of center stage...I tellya Trackers, it's sumthin to behold...

Wanna try it..?? Just axe Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me)...and you too, can join the pantheon of pickers.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring KIT FALLON and Friends
  • Clifton Springs library, https://cliftonspringslibrary.com/" target="_blank">http/cliftonspringslibrary.com/
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, Mar 21
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)

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